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Peter Tosh

Legalize It


originally released in 1976 'legalize it' was peter tosh's debut album and following years spent as a core member of the wailers announced with a bold statement his arrival as a solo artist although famous for its title track's celebration and promotion of the usage of marijuana the album mixes tosh's political stance attacking the hypocritical 'shitstem' and the brutality of the jamaican police with humour and melodic infectiousness one of the highlights is 'why must i cry' a song cowritten with bob marley which explores failures and struggles in the personal and wider sense the album cemented tosh's position as a giant in reggae it comes with a bonus track an instrumental version of 'ketchy shuby' the album features heavyweights of jamaican music and members of the wailers and peter tosh's backing band word sound and power these include bunny wailer carlton and aston barrett sly and robbie al anderson rita marley mikey chung and booby ellis

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